Oldest moving company in Boston provides consumer tips to ease the stress of moving day
Online PR News – 22-May-2012 –May is National Moving Month and Humboldt Storage and Moving, the oldest moving company in Boston and an agent of United Van Lines in Boston has a little advice for people who may be moving during the upcoming months.
The month of May is the start of the busiest moving season of the year. According to the U.S Census bureau 37.5 million people moved in 2011. Many of these moves took place between May and September. As National Moving Month begins, the experts at Humboldt Storage and Moving have put together a number of tips to help consumers and families feel more relaxed about the moving experience and advice on how to have a stress-free move. Some of those tips include;
- Most people today use the internet to search for a moving company and for that matter, other services. When deciding on a mover, beware of overly attractive websites. Many of these websites can actually be brokers, who may sell the move to other companies. In many cases, these companies don’t have a physical address and can’t come survey the home properly.
-Make sure the selected moving company comes to the home to survey the move correctly. If the company will only offer quotes over the phone, it may be wise to look elsewhere. Showing the representative of the moving company everything that needs to be moved is important as no one likes surprises on moving day.
-Prepare as far in advance as possible. Seventy per cent of moves happen in the summer and most moving companies are fully booked during the summer season. Call and find a legitimate moving company as soon as possible.
-Involve the entire family. If moving with children, get them to think of the move as an adventure. Create special boxes for them to pack, or show them maps of their new location. Visiting the new city or town can also be a great way to reduce their stress.
-When searching for a moving company, it is important to get at least three estimates. The way companies draw up estimates can vary, so it is always a good idea to compare at least three. The internet can also be used to check moving company’s references.
“Asking for references of moving companies is important,” says Jim Sullivan, President of Humboldt Moving and Storage. “You can use the internet to your advantage; going on websites such as www.movingscam.com and www.bbb.org allows you to make sure moving companies have all the right licenses, facilities and other credentials to ease your mind about your choice.”
Following these tips from Boston moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving can help achieve relaxation and peace of mind during the busy moving season. As a company that handles over 5900 moves each year, locally and internationally, Humboldt Storage and Moving understands the stress that any mover is under and has developed even more tips in this educational video. More tips can be found here: http://www.movingcompanyblog.com/?p=915
About Humboldt Storage and Moving:
Humboldt Storage and Moving is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The Boston moving company, founded in1905 is an original stockholding member of United Van Lines and remains within the top five percent of all United Van Lines agents in the country for sales volume.
The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting seniors with sensitive down-sizing relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations both local and international and packing services.
Boston-area moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The Canton location also serves as a 90,000 S/F state of the art, climate-controlled storage facility, serving the needs of clients with more long term needs. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services please contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit http://www.humboldt.com/